Walking trails on a variety of terrain.
In the hotel dining area our daily breakfast buffet offers a rotating variety of choices such as an egg dish, breakfast meat, hot/cold cereals, fruit, yogurt, muffins, bagels, toast, milk, juices, coffee (regular/decaf), hot tea, water.
Take a 20 mile drive east to Estero Llano Grande State Park - the geographic center of the World Birding Center network. A diverse habitat offers an abundance of wildlife for nature lovers as you explore this 230 plus-acre refuge. Specialty birds include Altamira Orioles, Green Jays and Vermilion Flycatcher and Groove-billed Ani.
At the State Park Recreation Area we will serve your pre-ordered sandwich choice, or salad, chips, fruit, cookies, water or soft drink.
Birding continues in the afternoon to selected "birding hot spots" in surrounding areas. See some of the native plants that attract birds like Huisache, Texas Ebony and Anacua, Great Kiskadee and Clay-colored Robin are birds worth looking out for. Back at the hotel (optional) we will go over the bird list of the day.
Dinner at local restaurant.
Free Time. Take this opportunity for personal independent exploration to see and do what interests you most. The group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions.